As one of Canada’s most accomplished soccer players, Jason deVos spent nearly 20 years on the pitch playing competitive soccer at the highest professionallevels in Canada and around the world. He signed his first professional soccer contract at the age of 16 and went on to have a successful playing career in the U.K. with Dundee United of the Scottish Premiere League, and Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town of the npower Championship. A natural leader on the pitch, deVos was named captain of all three teams.
In addition to playing in Europe, deVos was a member of Canada’s national soccer team, making his debut with the squad in 1997 against Iran. He played for Canada a total of 49 times and scored four international goals over a seven-year period during which he was also named team captain. deVos led Canada to its only international soccer championship, scoring the winning goal in the 2000 Gold Cup Final. He was named to the Gold Cup All-Star team twice and also led Canada to the 2001 Confederations Cup in Japan.
After retiring from international play, deVos began his broadcasting career as a soccer analyst with the CBC and GOLTV. Most recently he provided commentary and analysis for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa for the CBC.
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